Convenience Store News Canada is accepting entries for the 2019 Top New Products Awards, which honor outstanding consumer packaged goods in 37 different categories. Products introduced to Canadian convenience store shelves between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 are eligible for entry.

Only products designed for resale to consumers will be considered; no store equipment, fixtures or technology products are eligible. Alcohol, tobacco and vaping products will not be included for 2019.

Products will be judged by a panel of consumers across Canada on value, convenience, appearance and packaging, along with attributes such as taste and ingredients for food items.

Categories in the 2019 Top New Products Awards are:

  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Energy Drinks
  • Juice Drinks
  • Other Packaged Beverages
  • Sports Drinks
  • Bottled Water (including flavored and enhanced)
  • RTD Iced Tea
  • RTD Coffee Drinks
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Chocolate Candy
  • Non-Chocolate Candy
  • Novelty Candy/Seasonal Candy
  • Protein Snacks
  • Salty Snacks
  • Packaged Sweet Snacks
  • Alternative Snacks
  • Foodservice – Breakfast
  • Foodservice – Lunch
  • Foodservice – Dinner/Home
  • Meal Replacement
  • Foodservice – Snacks
  • Foodservice – Bakery
  • Foodservice – Healthy
  • Packaged Ice Cream
  • Dairy Products (including yogurt)
  • Dairy Beverages
  • Frozen Foods
  • Frozen Novelties
  • Deli Products
  • Edible Grocery
  • Non-Edible Grocery
  • Health & Beauty Care
  • General Merchandise
  • Automotive Products
  • Prepaid Cards
  • Overall Innovation

Each entry must include a completed entry form; four (4) samples of the product; supporting documents; logos and product shots; and a $195 entry fee.

Winners will be announced in October and receive a crystal engraved award, coverage in the All Convenience e-newsletter, featured in Convenience Store News Canada Nov/Dec issue and online at ccentral.ca, and the right to use the 2019 Top New Products Awards logo in all future promotional materials.